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Ok. So Google Venture did not ask to get their money back, they just asked to get their money back?
That the money came back from Goldberg's personal bank account or that it came back from the bustle corporate bank account does not make a difference. The headline should be: Google Venture DID pull out from Bustle. It just that Goldberg bought them out to make it look better.
1 day, 19 hours ago on Sources: Google Ventures did not pull funding from Bustle; Bryan Goldberg bought Google Ventures out
You know who is another oppressed millionnaire? Pando investor Michael Arrington, who penned this defense of Tom Perkins at TechCrunch: "Whenever a thirty-something year old person [ed: TC Ryan Lawler] is lecturing an eighty something year old person [ed: Tom Perkins], I'd say there's probably a little more nuance than the thirty-something is able to grasp. When older people talk, particularly when they take the time to compose those thoughts, I listen. I don't think that what is happening is like the Holocaust, but I do think that there are politicians in this country who find it useful to encourage and leverage class and racial division. That never ends well, even if it rarely ends in anything remotely resembling genocide."
In short: Tom Perkins is right, he just used a poor choice of words.
1 month, 1 week ago on Disingenuous Basterds: The oligarchs’ long campaign to depict their critics as Nazis
@JohnnyCWood @bennettc333 Johnny, you seem to forget what the point of the law is. It is to insure the uninsured, even those with pre-exisiting conditions. ACA achieves this goal. It's not a half measure. It's not a flawed product. How it does it, be it a compromise to ensure 60 votes in the senate, or single payer, is not really relevant. David is just trying to play "gotcha".
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The inside story of how Obamacare became an insurance-industry bailout
Sure. Obama hated single payer. He could have advocated for single-payer, and lost the vote of a few senators in the process, but what's a few votes here and there when the law passed with a margin of .... exactly zero votes. They needed 60 in the Senate, they had 60.
This is silly Obama bashing.
I'm not sure what is there to argue here. HawkEye is not 100% accurate, sure. But what is? Before HawkEye, there were line judges, who are even more unreliable. Yet, you have to make a decision. You cannot say: this shot is in, with a 90% probability, so we'll award 90% of the point value to Nadal and 10% to Federer. The only relevant questions are: do you make the fewest possible errors so as to keep the game honest and fair for both players? And: is the available system good enough that players accept its outcome as unbiased?
To put this in perspective: Players challenge roughly on 3% of the shots (and win 1 in 4 challenges). Now, if the accuracy of HawkEye is 90%, this means than on .3% of the shots, there is a wrong call. There is less than 100 points in a tennis set. Less than 300 points in most tennis matches. So it means less than 1 point wrongly attributed per game. And guess what? Less than one point is all that's needed!
2 months, 1 week ago on Out! Goal! The ball was in! But could Hawk-Eye get it wrong?
Not sure that a start-up who wants to disrupt newsmedia should adhere to traditional journalistic standards, but 13 paragraphs to get to the object of your attention?
2 months, 1 week ago on Look Who’s Gawking: Inside Nick Denton’s phony, hypocritical class war against tech workers
Ok. So the answer to the housing crisis is for google to stop running shuttles. Because it will force people to move to Mountain View.
Mountain View: population 75,000. Google headcount in Mountain View: about 20,000. With significant others and family, maybe 40,000 people. Yeah, that's going to work.
The commute on caltrain is going to be fun if you remove the 150 bus trips Google serves from SF to MV. It's already standing room from Mountain View on Giants game day. Let's add a thousand people to a system that operates at 130% capacity (true!) on certain trains during peak hours, wheee!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on BREAKING: Protesters attack Google bus in West Oakland, smashing window
"famous celebrities"? Seems a tad redundant. And who is Josh Groban?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Even Josh Groban has an issue with Uber’s surge pricing
Saying that Bezos strategy "exasperates Wall Street" is just false. Here's wall street's reaction to Bezos's plans:
No one is freaking out there.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The problem with Uber’s surge pricing isn’t the money. It’s an increasing lack of trust
@paulcarr @cedichou @MatthewMountford @youflavio birds of a feather...
3 months, 1 week ago on PandoDaily acquires NSFWCORP to double down on investigative reporting
@paulcarr @cedichou @youflavio Uh. We are commenting on this article. I don't give a shit about the business of NSFWCORP. It failed, it's dead. What articles you cross posted on pando didn't really interest me. But shifting goal posts, aren't you?
@paulcarr @cedichou @youflavio You don't see anyone calling it a win? Oh, you didn't read the article you're commenting to? Let me help you: it's right above. No, higher. See? "fantastic" "exciting" "double down" , etc, etc.... anyway, it's so much spin it's funny. Not as funny as: "we didn't fail, we under-succeeded" which is the euphemism of the year, I'll grant that to you.
@MatthewMountford @cedichou @paulcarr @youflavio Paul, the insult gave your sockpuppet away!
@paulcarr @youflavio @cedichou Paul, you make me laugh. Let's face it: no one wanted to buy that can of coke, and not enough wanted to drink from it. There's no reason to buy it, since the potential drinkers for this can of coke are already drinking pandocola koolaid.
So a shrewd, unbiased business person interested in doing more long form journalism would just wait for the rusty can to be tossed out by the curb and then hire its writers without giving out anything. Or the shrewed, unbiased business person interested in doing more long form could buy it for next to nothing, term it an acquisition, help out a buddy (his start-up ended up in an acquisition, that's an EXIT!), and get the same results. Said buddy then goes all rightous in comment forms about how-dare-you-not-calling-it-an-acquisition.
@paulcarr @youflavio @cedichou I'm not debating it was an acquisition. Anything can be bought. I'm just amused at the spin: of course both readerships have a lot in common, NSFW has been incestuously promoted here. Which by the way is a reason NOT to acquire for Pando (or a clear admission this is not a business deal, but a face saving move): there are no new readers to be gained...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on PandoDaily acquires NSFWCORP to double down on investigative reporting
@paulcarr @youflavio @cedichou please do share the legal documents.
"And — FWIW– in a recent reader survey NSFWCORP readers cited Pando as the other publication they regularly read most." which only means that, outside of the free advertising provided by Pando by way of the friendship at the top, NSFW failed to attract any readers.
@vFunct Oh boy... so parity is not enough!
You will only be convinced that women can do crypto when I'll rewrite the past and give you a list of those who were at Bletchley Park (which you can't even spell correctly). Most likely that won't convince you and you'll ask for the women nuclear scientists at the court of Louis XIV.
That's not mansplaining, that's just stoopidsplaining.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on I’ve raised $6.5 million to build and grow my new company: Bustle.com
@vFunct @atester "I don't know a single woman that can do cryptographic quality advanced mathematics." This says more about you than about women in STEM.
@vFunct @atester Ahem: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/storyNew?id=5456561&page=1&singlePage=true @vFunct don't let reality cloud your pretty brains.